In this episode, we are talking with wildlife conservationists Quyen Vu from Vietnam and Allison Thomson from South Africa. Pangolins are seen as a luxury product in many cultures for their meat and scales. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. All eight species of pangolin, the four native to Africa and the four native to Asia, are listed on Appendix I of Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), meaning they are endangered and merit special protections. The Earth League International is a registered non-profit, tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. In this episode, we are talking with Dr. Susie Ellis about International Rhino Foundation's work to protect Javan and Sumatran rhinos. WildLeaks is a not-for-profit collaborative project created, funded and managed by the Earth League International. The Independent launched its Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign in order to seek an international effort to clamp down on poaching and the illegal trade of wild animals. Korean Website Removes Adverts for Pangolin Scales 0. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? 0 Comment. Pangolins are known to carry coronaviruses and some believe that the animals played an intermediary role in hosting the Sars-CoV-2 virus that leads to the Covid-19 disease. Chris Hamley, EIA Senior Pangolin Campaigner, said: “Amid mounting concerns about the role of the wildlife trade in causing the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that the Chinese Government ends all legal use of pangolin scales, instead of allowing the multi-billion dollar TCM industry to carry on as usual.”, “By keeping the door open for the TCM industry to exploit pangolins, the Chinese Government is undermining international efforts to end the global pangolin trafficking crisis and fuelling transnational organised crime.”. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. law. In  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the scales are believed to induce lactation in women. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. The pangolin trade is the illegal poaching, trafficking, and sale of pangolins, parts of pangolins, or pangolin-derived products on the black market.Pangolins are believed to be the world's most trafficked mammal, accounting for as much as 20% of all illegal wildlife trade. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Pangolins have long been caught and killed for their purported medicinal properties, which include being a treatment for psoriasis and poor circulation. The Mission of WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information and tips regarding wildlife crime, including corruption, and transform them into concrete actions. (including this payment) *, Created and Managed by Earth League International, Environmental Crime: Beyond Traditional Whistleblowing, How To Install the Tor Browser & Stay Anonymous, Monetary Rewards for Information about Environmental Crime.

Linkedin. Baby gorillas, kangaroos, tigers and lemurs on sale in Mexico, VICTORY FOR WILDLEAKS! THANK YOU…. How many times would you like this to recur? The pangolin’s scales, which is used for medicinal purposes, is sold for $3,000 per kilogram. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Pangolins were reportedly on sale at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic. Africa, Illegal trade of wildlife products, Pangolin, South Africa, Wildlife Crime. All Rights Reserved. Would you like to make regular donations? Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Mr Hamley added: “Most TCM medications do not use the body parts of globally threatened wildlife and experts in the field have proposed specific herbal substitutes that can replace pangolin scales”. Earth League International, Elephant Action League, WildLeaks and Fighting Back are registered marks of Earth League International.

Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Facebook. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found that 221 companies remain licensed to sell pangolin scale products, including global pharmaceutical company China Beijing Tong Ren Tang Group – whose shareholders include major Western financial institutions. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In February, China made headlines with a permanent ban on the consumption of wildlife, including pangolins. Pangolins were reportedly on sale at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic. The EIA had previously found that while pangolin scales had been removed from the raw ingredients list of the official 2020 Pharmacopoeia, a reference book on traditional Chinese and Western remedies, they were still listed within some 80 sanctioned traditional remedies. Despite a high profile crackdown the Chinese government continues to support the sale of pangolin parts for use in traditional medicine, according to a new report. Tag: pangolin scales for sale online. | Design. Chinese government continues to support the sale of pangolin parts, Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. 2013/07/24 Rhishja Cota African pangolins, Asian pangolins, China, Illegal wildlife trade, Pangolins, Traditional Chinese Medicine. Pangolin scales on sale in South Africa – online ad. In this episode, we are talking with pangolin experts Dr. Chris Shepherd and Lisa Hywood about Asian and African pangolins. SUBJECT: “Pangolin scales South Africa ” SOURCE: Anonymous DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION: Lead (Grade 2) COLLECTION DATE: May 20, 2017 ACTION: Shared TEXT: No text, just a picture. Home-> Posts tagged "pangolin scales for sale online" 24 Jul 2013. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. In this episode, we are talking with Dr. Pieter Kat and Chris Macsween about protecting African lions from lion bone trade and trophy hunting.

Twitter. In the first nine months of 2013, wildlife officials in Cambodia seized over 2,000 live animals and over 2,300 dead animals while arresting 125 wildlife traffickers. In June they announced a ban on the usage of pangolin scales in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as increasing protections for its native pangolin populations.

Pangolins are … EC21 informed me that each of the 14 advertisements have been deleted (yes, they’re gone) Thank you, EC21!

“Tones [sic] of Pangolin scales Available for sale now, contact us for details and videos,” one the post’s description read, along with photos of pangolins and scales. Please visit the Earth League International for more information on our activities:, WildLeaks © 2020. Pangolin scales — armor-like, keratin-based plates that cover a pangolin’s body — are still being used in medicines sold and produced by Chinese companies, a new report has found.

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